God’s Top Ten Conflict Tips aka Conflict Commandments

Well seasonally, I thought it appropriate to help make the New Year more peaceful with some advice from the Christian God. Please tell me if I have missed one of your favorites, or post some from another religion:

  1. Killing: ‘Though shalt not kill’ Exodus 20.13
  2. Stealing: ‘Thou shalt not steal’ Exodus 20.17
  3. Golden Rule: ‘Love thy neighbour as thyself’ Mark 12.31
  4. The Rich aka the 1%: ‘I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.‘ Matthew 19. 22,23
  5. Hypocrisy: ‘And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?’ Matthew 7.3
  6. Charity: ‘And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.’ Corinthians 13.13
  7. Greed: ‘And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.’ Luke 12.15
  8. The Poor: ‘Blessed are the poor for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.’ Matthew 5.3
  9. Mercy: ‘Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy’ Matthew 5.7
  10. Peacemaking: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God’ Matthew 5.9

PS I also liked the picture of a billboard that said: ‘Well you asked for a sign’ God. Christianity with humor is best.

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About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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